I went grocery shopping today and spent $100 “shopping the perimeter” as you are instructed to do while dieting. I stuck to the edges of the store – the produce and organic aisle, the meat/dairy back wall, and the frozen section. I only ventured into the aisles twice – once for a box of Special K and again for some cans of Progresso soup, which Elise and I both love.
$60.00 gone before I even left the produce aisle. The price of fresh, healthy food is no joke. And it’s really not cool for people who are trying to lose weight or just be healthy.
You think it would be CHEAPER to buy fresh food, since the government and all our healthcare workers want us to be fit and healthy and not eating junk food, but no.
Oh, what a world.
I made this salad for lunch:
Romaine lettuce, cold honey roasted chicken (the kind by Perdue that comes fully cooked in a bag, because I hate cooking so much) bacon bits, sunflower seeds, Craisens, wonton strips, and Ken’s Lite Honey Mustard dressing. (That’s not a sponsored endorsement or anything, I just want you to be fully aware that I primarily eat salads just so that I can have an excuse to consume as much salad dressing as possible.)
This salad is fucking delicious. I got enough stuff to eat it every day for a week and I fully intend on doing that. I estimate that it was about 500-600 calories, and it would probably be at least 100 calories less for anyone other than me, because I use so much dressing. I ate it at about 1pm and was good to go until dinner at 6:30.
Which was had over at my friend Stef’s house, and it was roast beef sandwiches on toasted garlic bread with provolone cheese, and a bowl of homemade corn chowder on the side. Oh, the chowder on the side.
Maybe I shouldn’t have taken so much of that home…